Moose Meadow Farm
Last Updated On: diciembre 2nd, 2022 at 09:02AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
539 Stoney Brooke Lane
Clark Fork, Idaho, 83811
Primary Contact: Katherine Nietmann
Secondary Contact: Spencer Nietmann
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Moose Meadow Farm is a small, year-round family farm owned by Katherine and Spencer Nietmann. Our children June and Ezra and our barn cats round out the family. Together with our crew we grow certified organic and Real Organic Project certified vegetables for local wholesale and retail markets. We specialize in year-round salad greens and microgreens production, using open field space, unheated high tunnels, and heated greenhouses. We also grow mixed vegetables and storage crops. Our sales are split between regional grocery stores and restaurants, and retail sales through a 100-family CSA membership program and a winter online marketplace. The farm is 1 acre and is worked using hand tools and very little mechanization (no tractor). Clark Fork is a quaint rural town of 500 people nestled in the beautiful, rugged Cabinet Mountains of North Idaho. It sits right on the Montana border and Glacier National Park is only a three hour drive away. There is abundant outdoor recreation right around the farm, and ample social and cultural opportunities in the nearby town of Sandpoint.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 1 at the latest
Internship Ends: Open ended
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Open ended
Minimum Length of Stay: NA
Moose Meadow Farm in Clark Fork, Idaho is seeking farm hands for 2023 and beyond. Full and part time positions are available. The hours will vary as the seasons change, but will likely be two to three days per week November through March (16-24 hours per week) and five days per week April through October (up to 45 hours per week). Continued year-round employment is available for the right candidates. We are primarily looking for candidates who can meet our goal of quality quickly. We need people who can hustle and enjoy a fast pace of work. There is room for substantial raises and increased responsibility for the right candidates after one year of continuous employment. Housing is available in a quaint cabin on the farm for a couple who want to work together or for a single person.
Farming is a job that requires myriad skills and tasks. Some or all of the following will be required in this position, but the vast majority of the position will be spent in vegetable and flower production:
Greenhouse management (pruning, trellising)
This is a physical, outdoor job that requires one to be moving, standing, bending, kneeling, and lifting continuously throughout the day. Good physical condition is therefore mandatory. We are hiring for a labor job on a production farm. There is plenty of room for fun and learning, but many of the tasks are repetitive and are carried out in all weather conditions.
Additional requirements include:
Understanding that this is a family farm and the lines between the owners’ personal and professional lives may be blurry at times.
Flexibility, as conditions and priorities change quickly.
Positive attitude in all working conditions: hot, cold, rainy, smoky, snowy, etc. and the ability to roll with the punches and remain upbeat.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds comfortably and safely.
Clean and professional appearance.
Reliable transportation to the farm in Clark Fork.
Willingness to take direction and to learn, as well as to lead, take initiative, and innovate.
No smoking/drugs of any type on the property.
Adherence to food safety plan.
Legal ability to work in the US.
Educational Opportunities: We are not explicitly an educational farm, though we offer plenty of on-the-job training and have an open book policy.
Skills Desired: Experience working physical jobs outdoors is preferred.
Stipend: We offer hourly pay for every hour worked at $16/hour.
Housing: Yes, for a full time worker or a couple who would like to work together.
Preferred method of Contact: email